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murder-suicide. two bodies inside a howard county church. a third in the woods. what police are learning about the shocking crime. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. kai is on assignment. here's what people are talking about. police say a homeless man killed two women inside a church in ellicott city, a church that regularly helps feed him. wjz is live. mike hellgren has the developing investigation. mike? >> mary, it's such a tragedy. the church of the episccal church says they are saddened beyond words. one of them, the other woman, reverend mary cone is in critical condition at shock traum a. >> reporter: the scene around the usually peaceful st. peters episcopal looked like a crime scene last night. after dozens of police officers surrounded the area.
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after someone found two people shot inside. now, authorities say a homeless man who had been getting help from the church food bank and lived in the woods nearby, pulled the trigger. they say douglas franklin jones, 56, shot the woman, then killed himself. investigators recovered the handgun and say jones was recently belligerent, argumentive, angry at the church for some reason. police do not believe the two women were specifically target. they just happened to be the only ones inside the church. loved ones gathered this afternoon. >> i'm a father. and knowing that that could happen, in a church, of all things. my wife and i are active in our church. and i just can't imagine something like that happening. she was a wonderful woman. >> reporter: reverend cone got her ph.d. from loyola university in maryland. we will have much more reaction, including from police, coming up all new next hour. for now, reporting live, mike
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hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. the church plans to open so members can deal with their grief tonight, from 6:00 to 8:00. well, we are learning more tonight, about a man found shot to death near a school in northwest baltimore. vic is in the newsroom with more on the investigation. >> police are still looking for answers after the body is discovered behind the school. windsor hills middle school is closed today. as police investigate the death. the body was found before hours, so students were told to stay home. police believe the victim is a man between the ages of 18 and 20. they don't believe there is a connection between the school and the shooting. >> at this point, we don't believe it's connected with the school in any way. however, we want to have parents speak to their children and stay away from school today. and we will will conduct our investigations. >> the death is being investigated as a murder. police are also looking for reports of gunshots heard in the area last night. >> thank you. the school is located several
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blocks from the heavily-wooded area of lincoln park. on the stand, the man behind a controversial election night robocall begins telling his side to jurors. derek valcourt explains, political consultant, julius henson wants the same. >> henson says the ehrlich administration chose not to take his advice, and he says they are ultimately responsible for those robocalls. >> reporter: emerging from the first week of trials, julius henson had few words for reporters. >> doing well. doing okay. >> henson took the stand friday afternoon, detailing his political consulting work, to the failed 2010 campaign to reelect bob ehrlich for governor. >> i will be happy to talk to you when my testimony is over. >> reporter: when henson returns to court monday, he will be asked about his role in the controversial election night robocall that prosecutors
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say amounted to illegal fraud. the calls went out to registered democrats before polls closed are suggesting there was no need to go vote because democrat martin o'malley was already winning. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: henson admits he wrote that call, but blames the ehrlich campaign for the legal problems. greg masony, a senior adviser and confidant, testified that he had no knowledge of the robocall untilar -- until after the election. henson redistrict -- predicts he will be vindicated. >> i have thousands of people praying all over this country and will be victorious. >> reporter: jurors will likely begin their deliberations early next week. at the courthouse, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: henson faces the possibility of up to 12 years in prison. ehrlich's campaign manager, paul schurick, was sentenced to home detention and community service on the same charges. as the doomsday clock continues to tick tonight, a decision about a special
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session. governor martin o'malley says the session will be held may 14th. it will last three days. lawmakers need to make changes to a budget that left the state with $500 million in cuts. the budget process fell apart last month, when lawmakers failed to pass an income tax increase, which would have prevented the cuts. more on the funeral services planned for junior seau. >> seau's family says they will donate his brain to research for repetitive head injuries. the medical examiner's office ruled his death a suicide. it appears to be a self- inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. the family and other nfl players are worried the suicide may have been prompted by the brain disease, cte. it occurs when a person suffers multiple concussions. seau's doctors are hoping that doctors will be able to confirm
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that, once they finish researching his brain. sad news from the world of music tonight. adam yowch of the beef beast -- of the beastie boys has died. his representatives confirmed he died in new york, after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. he was also known as mca. he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. he was 47 years old. the family of the floridaa&m university drum major, who died during a hazing incident, wants all band activities suspended. this comes as police file charges in connection with the young man's death. >> you cannot go on as usual, business as usual, with that band and the functioning of that school and you haven't made any changes. >> there's 400 other students that are still in that band. and the same thing could happen to them. >> reporter: based upon their
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investigation. >> reporter: late wednesday, orange county prosecutors indicted 13 students in connection with champion'sion's death. the charges range from misdemeanor to third-degree hazing charges. according to the medical examiner, robert champion died from multiple blunt force blows to his body. that's why his family believes the pending charges aren't enough. >> we have to change the mindset. you have to clean out. just think about it. you have to clean house, in order to get the mess out of there. >> reporter: they say realistically, florida prosecutors have their hands tied because there is no physical evidence connecting band members to champion's death. he blames orlando and fam u investigators. >> this is botched from day 1. that bus never should have left orlando. it did. it got back to tallahassee. it was then cleaned and chartered to someone else. >> that was craig bell reporting. eight of the 13 people charged
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with the hazing charges have turned themselves in. renovations stretch from the lincoln memorial, all the way to the u.s. capital building. some of the design will include an outdoor museum of gardens, extending from the botanical garden. they will be able to rent toy boats for sail on the pond. it has been 36 years since the last major upgrade. it is a warm friday afternoon. not much sun out there. but it is humid outside. a live look, mostly cloudy conditions. ask it looks like we could get some thunderstorms tonight. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob is here for the updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? >> so far, those clouds are keeping kind of a cap on the thunderstorms. we had some this afternoon, early. actually, before noon. they've moved away. but we have more activity, beginning to pop up across virginia, southwest of washington and to our north. right now, we're kind of in between. but do expect to see things firing up between now, and
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let's say, 7:00. some of these storms have produced gusty winds. over 40 to 50 miles an hour. and hail as well. we've jumped to 83 degrees. and with a high dew point. dew point is up to 69. that is very being very ripe conditions for thunderstorms to quickly change and develop. so we'll be watching the radar this afternoon. i think things are going to get fired up pretty soon. let's check in on our roads right now. here's kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. happy friday, christy. i know it has been a long week. >> it has, mary. happy friday to you. it will be even longer for those on the beltway. if you're traveling on the top side inner loop, expect heavy there from southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. and west side outer loop, also significant delays there. from park heights avenue around to security in that direction. couple of problems for northbound 95. slowing there from 32 over to 100. we also have an accident, northbound 95 at the harbor tunnel throughway, really
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beginning to tie things up. city accidents include fulton avenue at west baltimore. east patapsco at hanover. there's another live look at the jones falls expressway. heading out of downtown, past north avenue. and we'll take another live look, as you can see, 83, south of pimlico. a lot of old congestion in that direction as well. introducing the michael jackson immortal tour. coming for two shows tomorrow and sunday. you can still get your tickets. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. well, this next story is sure to please ravens fans. today, the team announced three open practices will be held at m&t bank stadium, naval academy, and stevenson university. the practices will be fee and open to fans. in december, the team decided to move training camp from westminster. it is now at their owings mills facility. the practices will all be held
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in august. coming up new at 5:00, the special lottery that will allow some of you to spend practice at the castle. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. exotic animal delivery. the widow of the man who releases dozens of animals in ohio gets some of them back. more than 40 years later, seven people shot at kent state university are demanding answers. what they're asking. if you're a baby boomer, the study you need to hear about, coming up in healthwatch. and bob will be back with the updated first warning weather forecast. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,, cheeseburger macaroni?
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it is partly sunny. 83 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is just ahead. the widow of a suicidal ohio man who released dozens of exotic animals last fall gets five of the surviving animals back.
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two leopards, two monkee ofies and a -- monkeys and a bear were returned today to the widow of thompson. they were being held at the zoo. terry thompson released bears, lions and tigers, before committing suicide. authority were forced to kill 48 of them. and one was later euthanized. aspect war protestors -- anti-war protestors at the university. now, seven people hurt in that shooting are demanding some answers. their survivors are launching a campaign to persuade federal and state lawmakers to hold a new hearing on evidence from the 1970s shooting. the department of justice said last month, they will not reopen the investigation. in today's healthwatch, an alarming new study shows the risk for baby boomers with asthma increases significantly with age. randall pinkston has the latest on the research for wjz. >> reporter: 66-year-old
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richard washburn was diagnosed with aspatwo weeks ago. >> -- asthma two weeks ago. >> i could hear the wheezing. and i thought, that's not normal. >> but doctors say he had it for a long time. >> it explains a lot of things. particularly being out of breath in high school. >> as baby boomers enter their 60s, their risk of asthma is four times higher than other patients. their overall general health is also important. doctors say it is important to recognize the symptoms. >> clearly a history of asthma and allergies ask -- is a major risk factor. beyond that, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. >> an alarming number are misdiagnosed and undertreated. that can lead to a series of problems, including decreased lung function.
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>> reporter: only 53% of asthmatic boomers use their prescribed inhalers. when you're having symptoms two or more days a week, it is a warning sign that you may need daily medication to control your asthma. >> reporter: when he was younger, he department take his symptoms seriously. >> you could hear the breath, but i just thought it was an unusual sound. >> reporter: now that he's older, he plans to stay on top of his condition. in new york, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> asthma costs the economy more than $20 billion each year in medical expenses and missed work. not a great end to the week on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] >> bad news about jobs sent markets into a tailspin. the dow is down 168. s&p down 22. and nasdaq is off 68. let's go to new york now. alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: the job market
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recovery remains sluggish. for the second straight month, employers pulled back on hiring. the economy adding -- added fewer than the 154,000 created in march. and a sharp decline from earlier this year. the unemployment dipped to 1.8%. but only because more people quit looking for work. today's disappointing jobs report sent the price of crude oil below $100 a barrel. traders fear that this will result in lower demand for oil. but there is a silver lining. this should push gas prices lower ahead of the summer driving season. and pepsi is teaming up with the king of pop. the beverage giant will use the late michael jackson's likeness in a global campaign. pepsi says the promotion coincides with the 25th anniversary of jackson's album, "bad." and that's your money watch.
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for more, head to cbsmoneywatch.com. at the new york stock exchange, i'm alexis christoforous. baltimore swimming star michael phelps says he's ready for the summer olympic games in london. in an interview with anderson cooper on "60 minutes ," phelps admits to losing his focus. but now he says he's back in shape. >> i kind of felt like my old self again. and so many times, like i used to. i'm swimming races like i used to. so everything is kind of coming back to me, what it was, i guess, before. i guess i probably do get kind of like choked up, like just thinking about all of the memories and thinking of like exactly when i touch the wall, what was going on in my head. >> and you can see the full interview on 60 minutes here on wjz 13 at 7:00. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. models banned. the reason an international magazine is giving forth
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decisions. good news about gas prices. what experts are say being numbers you're seeing at the pump. are they here to stay? and a mostly cloudy day. bob will be back with the updated forecast. wjz is always on. for the top stories on wjz.com. for instant updates and first warping -- warning weather all the time, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hey, there is the sun. we try to find the sun at this time. it is a bona fide, warm, humid afternoon. >> it is. i like it. >> i will give you that. yes. and with that warm, humid conditions. so far, the clouds have kept a cap on the thunderstorms. we had a batch that moved through early this morning. and kind of calmed things down a bit but this afternoon, i expect to see things calm down. a little after the evening rush hour, perhaps. take a look at temps right now. it has really jumped. just an hour ago, it was in the 70s. now, back up to 83. west/southwest winds are doing it at 6 miles per hour. but the dew points are much higher than it has been. 69 is your dew point. humidity up to 62%.
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yes, it's a warm, humid afternoon. barometer right now, falling a little bit. 29.91 inches. currently, the hot spot, as was yesterday. cumberland, 88. but it had a lot of sun. 76 in oakland. 81 in d.c. showers and storms, about 40, 50 miles southwest of washington. moving across the d.c. and southern portion of maryland during the next three to four hours. 83 here. 66 still at the ocean. a lot cooler down there. and cooler by the bay. 73, annapolis and kent island. right now, we have that southwest wind that is keeping us in the warm air temporarily. tomorrow, another shift. the winds go back to the northeast. front will come through the area. it will begin to dry us out. tomorrow afternoon looks very nice. sunday looks like a beautiful day. but we still have a threat of thunderstorms and this front to the negotiate. virginia also moving basically
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sagging southward. later this evening. still a threat of thunderstorm activity. gusting winds. it has been reported in some of the storms yesterday. for the weekend, boom. by the time saturday afternoon arrives, should be a beautiful second half of the weekend. early, early saturday morning. still may be a leftover shower. gets pleasant for sunday. northeast winds on the bay, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, around 60 suggest degrees. watch out for showers showers and thunderstorms. otherwise, partly cloudy and mild night. 62 tonight. tomorrow, clouds and sun. maybe an isolated morning shower. but still warm, up to 83. begins to dry out in the afternoon. tomorrow night, for the full moon, which is going to be huge. it should be clear. and temperatures will be dropping back into the 50s and 60s. nice. >> that worked out well then. >> hopefully. >> bob, thank you. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup at 10:00. it's an episode of blue bloods, immediately followed by eyewitness news at 11:00.
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and the orioles are beginning a three-game series in boston. it's masn on wjz this weekend. you can see them taking on the red sox tomorrow afternoon at 1:00. then at 1:30, live here on beej 13. -- wjz 13. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. is the economic recovery about to stall? we'll have what the latest unemployment numbers reveal. we'll also have what employment numbers are looking to hire. plus, steve hartman goes on the road. those stories tonight on the cbs evening news. new developments in the case of trevon martin. what the interim police chief is saying about the investigation. a massive sinkhole opens up in a florida backyard. what the family who lives there is doing right now. and a doctor trying to find a vaccine is killed by a rare infectious disease. he's researching the bizarre story coming up. eyewitness news at 4:00 ♪
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it is 4:30. 83 degrees and partly sunny in central maryland. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. >> i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> he said he planned the murder of 3,000 americans on 9/11. tomorrow, khalid sheikh mohammed plans this, which could lead to his death. fort meade is one of the handful of sights in the u.s., where that hearing will be seen. >> of all of the terror suspects held in these cells in a u.s. military prison in guantanamo bay, cuba, none approaches khalid sheikh mohammed's mohammed's notorious status. he admits he planned 9/11 attacks for al qaeda. >> we have to make sure that khalid sheikh mohammed and others, who are accused of
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these heinous crimes are brought to justice. >> it sets in trial a live feed. a few seats will also be public. >> this guy was in the center of things. he was part of a 14-high-grade terror suspect that the united states had isolated. >> majid con will testify. it could corroborate. >> my expectation is that he is going to be a very valuable witness to the united states. >> reporter: because it could independently verify khalid as the mastermind of 9/11, without the legal entanglement of torture.
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alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> since his admission to plotting the 9/11 attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed says he welcomes the death penalty to become a martyr. a local honor student pleads guilty today to helping a terrorist. mohammed khalid admits he helped raise money and recruits. they had been preparing to attend johns hopkins university on a full scholarship. he met jihad jane online. his sentencing date has not been set. new police chief, overseeing the trayvon martin killing. more on what sanford's top cop is plan to do in the high- profile investigation. >> reporter: sanford's new interim police chief, rick myer, says he will conduct an ah to z rezoo of the myers case. myers says he wants to help heal the emotional wound caused by the unarmed florida teen. he says he will reach out to the people of sanford, who feel they have been ignored by
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police. george zimmerman says he is charged with second offense. they stepped aside temporarily to let emotions cool down. >> reporter: the future in the sanford police department remains uncertain. a research scientist, working on a vaccine, is killed by the rare infectious disease he's researching. kristen ayers explains why there is little risk to the public. >> reporter: richard dan had been studying bacteria in the labs at the va medical center for just six months when the symptoms started last week. >> i think he probably didn't feel bad when he went to bed. and it got worse overnight. >> reporter: overnight, he got flu-like symptoms and a rash on his body. friends rushed him back to the va medical center. but it was too late. he collapsed and died a few hours later. >> nobody thought he had been sloppy. and no one thought there was
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any spills. >> reporter: still, the chief believes den contracted the rare blood infection while working here. the strain he was studying is called nitherria men i thinkitis. -- meningitis even with treatment, 10 to 15% of people die. >> the good news is, anyone exposed to him, a single dose of antibiotic is virtually 100% with keeping you from getting sick. >> reporter: 10 people who lived or worked with him were given antibiotics, along with dozens of health care workers here. now, cal osha is investigating to see if they followed proper safety protocol. >> the most important thing is, i think it's virtually impossible for anyone to have an infection from this particular patient. >> reporter: cal osha investigators will retrace den's steps. to learn more about how the material was stored and
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handled. a truck loses control and crashes into a car in baltimore county, killing two people. it happened just after 6:00 this morning. in the 12,000 -- 12,600 block. a jokes jetta going north on the pipe, rounded the curb and crossed the center line. two men in their 20s in the volkswagen were pronounced dead on the scene. the third person and the driver of the truck suffered serious injuries. can it be true? have gas prices peaked for the year? experts say it looks that way. weijia jiang is in the newsroom with a sunny outlook, thanks to the oil sellout. >> they say the u.s. is swimming in oil. as of this morning, oil prices were roughly where they were in early february. giving back two months of increases. here are tonight's wjz pump watch numbers. last month, marylanders paid an average of $3.99 for a gallon of regular gas. today, that same gallon costs $3.79. and even more good news, the energy information agency projects the summer demand will
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be at an 11-year low this year. denise? >> all right. thank you, weijia. to find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood, log onto wjz.com. it is a warm, humid afternoon. the day hab mostly cloudy. and there have been even a few rain drops out there. wjz has weather ask traffic together. bob is here with the updated numbers. >> the clouds and the showers this morning, kind of put a cap on the atmosphere. but now, since we've seen some sun. temperatures have really shot up in the 80s most places. and stake i look at radar. batch of showers, developing southwest of d.c. and you can see those, moving primarily across southern maryland. and across the potomac out there. right now, around the baltimore region. and not much is going on. there is activity developing to the west. south of the romney, west virginia area. keep watching radar, between, i'd say, between 5:00 and 7:00. may start seeing showers showers and thunderstorms popping up. temperature-wise now, this is the warmest it's been all day. 83 now.
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84 in cumberland. 84 in washington as well. the cool spot, ocean city. only 66 degrees. don't think we'll see any showers or storms down there. maybe a little rain. but no thunderstorms. denise? let's check on the roads now with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hello, kristy. definitely give yourself a little extra time, if you're traveling northbound 95. we have that accident at the harbor tunnel throughway. it has significant delays back to 32. expect at least 20 minutes to get through. on the top side inner loop, stop and go there, from stevenson road to providence road. average speed about 20 miles per hour, at some points, only 15. on the west side inner loop, slow there from southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. and the west side of the outer loop, still slow in that direction as well. reisterstown road to security. as far as accidents go, traveling on the jones falls expressway, in the northbound direction, we do have an accident at northern parkway. it's on the right-hand shoulder. other accidents include north point road at german hill in the dundalk area. bel air road at moravia.
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also mcculloch, at west landau. still slow on the jones falls expressway. heading out of downtown past 28th street. and another slow spot. you can see, that is due to the effects of the accident at northern parkway. this traffic report is brought to you by pizza bolis. stop in and get two mead yawm, -- medium, one-topping pizzas. $6.99 each. high above california's gold country, nasa researchers are in the skies, searching for meteorites. they're in a zeppelin. last month, people in colomma, heard a sonic boom. some are finding fragments. and that is giving researchers hope they'll find something, too. three spotters on the blimp are using high-tech radar so far. they're looking for dark rocks and bits. when they see something, they send out dogs to dig it up. and then send the rocks for testing. >> okay. now, i think i understand. i'm like, why are they up there? they're looking down, looking for stuff. okay. >> uh-huh. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00.
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at least a dozen people are dead, after twin bombings in russia. the first bomb went off when police stopped a vehicle to check documents. the second blast came just as emergency crews arrived. more than 90 people were taken to the hospital. another 20 were treated for injuries on the scene. investigators say they found the remains of a man and a woman, suspected of being suicide bombers. eight people are hurt when protestors clash, with egypt, near the defense ministry. thousands were killed in cairo.
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the crowds started responding. the violence comes less than three weeks before egypt's first presidential election, since hosni mubarak was ousted last year. the woman at the center of the secret service prostitution scandal is speaking. and weijia jiang has more on what she has to say. >> donnia has more on the radio, giving details about the night she was picked up by u.s. agents in columbia. she said she could have easily obtained sensitive information. and she had no idea the men were part of president barack obama's security detail, calling them idiots for letting them happen. >> my friends nor i, we didn't know they were agents, obama's agents. and then we left. and we went to this place to buy condoms. and then we went to the hotel. >> suarez says an agent had agreed to pay her $800 for the night. but the next morning, he refused. and that's when she went to police, sparking an
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investigation that cost eight secret service agents their job. denise? >> suarez shes she won't sell her body anymore, but that she would pose nude for a men's magazine if the money was right. chris seemed to have it all. a great wife, and a great job working for a famous televangelist. then the murder of his son stunned a small town. >> reporter: when chris colman couldn't reach his wife, the morning of may 5th, 2009. he called his neighbor, detective justin barlow. >> the first thing i remembered was the smell of spray paint. >> reporter: barlow, with the columbia, illinois police department was horrified by what he found in the house. >> just like staring the evillist thing, satan, right in the face. >> reporter: manceon-style-- manson-styled messages, scrawled in paint all over the place. >> this wasn't bloody, but it
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doesn't mean it was less gruesome. >> reporter: upstairs, they found 31-year-old sherry, and the colemans' two young sons, dead in their beds. chris claimed the murder were connected to his work, as head of security for world renowned televangelist, joyce meyer. >> jesus died to set us free. >> reporter: reporter nick 50er. >> we -- pister. >> we knew early on that the family had been receiving threats. >> reporter: the threats started as e-mails and were hand delivered to the colemans' home mailbox. then the unimaginal came through. unimaginable came true. >> a monster. >> reporter: mischief joe edwards. >> we thought it was a prior threat. that was going to be a lead for us. who had such hatred for chris coleman. >> watch the entire interview on 48 hours mystery this
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saturday at 10:00. heavy rains leave a truck driver stand -- stranded on the hood in fort michigan. more than five inches of rain has fallen near flint in the past several hours, stranding nearly a dozen cars. but so far, no injuries are reported. a giant sinkhole opens up behind a home in windermere, florida, displacing a family of six. as lisa bell reports, the orange county department is making the family move out. >> reporter: firefighters hauled out, tvs, mattresses, and furniture, clearing out, lulam breeze's house in hour. >> just moved in. got all of the declarations on -- decorations on the wall. and my wife woke me up and said there was a hole in the backyard. >> reporter: a hole, indeed. at 50 feet deep, and 100 feet wide, you could easily fit two school buses in this sinkhole. lambreeze says -- lambreeze
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said its first priority was to get his wife and kids out of the house. >> my wife said she could hear pops. and she could hear the grass and trees falling into the hole. >> four trees fell into the hole. a fifth tree is teetering on the side. from this video, you can see just how close to the sinkhole their back patio. only about three feet from the grass, separates the house from the hole. >> it's kine of -- kind of like an avalanche. >> reporter: with all of their belongings now out of the house and onto the driveway. he said he is grateful it isn't worse. >> my kids play back there. >> still not clear what caused the sinkhole to form. but dry weather conditions have been lingering over that region. saving the united states postal service. financial losses are mounting today. the nearly bankrupt postal services is urging the house of representatives to give them more authority to make cuts.
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they said the senate bill recently passed does not give enough latitude to make the cuts necessary to keep the post office afloat. on may 15th, it will lift its own moratorium. in tonight's healthwatch, too young and too thin is no longer in. vogue magazine is making a statement about its own models. editors say they will not work with models under 16 or those who appear to have an eating disorder. never-before-seen pictures and video of whitney houston. mark steines has more from hollywood. >> reporter: coming up here on entertainment tonight. we have all new, just uncovered images of whitney houston. while her final years were marked by pain and struggle, these candid home movies show you just how much life was left in the star. >> reporter: whitney unguarded. >> i don't need a film crew. >> reporter: pumped up for a
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film crew. and playing for the camera. >> this is me. i'm like having that -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: a rare look at a super star, worried about her image and her look. >> okay? >> that gold comes off that. >> but look how that comes out of the black and into the cream, though. >> reporter: the white tux with the black necklace was so stunning, the picture was used on the back cover of her funeral program. recording the moments is her friend and stylist, tiffany dixon. >> we've all heard reports about whitney's drug use. did you ever see anything like that over the years that you were with her. >> i never saw any of that. i was never part of any of that. >> reporter: also tonight, we have j-lo, topless and tattooed. our behind the scenes exclusive, about her brand new video. plus, we are talking babies with cameron diaz. we'll have that and much more coming up on entertainment tonight. >> that's at 7:30, here on wjz
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13. a come man get -- california man gets a big surprise when he steps out outside to get the newspaper. a mother and two baby bears were taking a nap in his tree. they shept most of the -- slept most of the day. eventually, they shuffled down the tree. and the cubs even wrestled, before mama bear said it's time to leave. >> altadena is about 10 minutes from where my mother lives. i better tell her, don't go outside. have the paper brought to the front door. we've had a the loof bears lately. >> yes, we have. sunshine. >> bob has the updated forecast coming up next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of order in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it.
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sun here. clouds here. >> problems. >> practice -- what problem are you talking about. >> plaques the atmosphere unstable. just south of washington. a little cluster of thunderstorms has just developed. take a look real quick. there you see it. and they're moving pretty much to the east right now. just south of d.c. it's going to be affecting you folks in southern maryland.
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particularly charles county, portions of approximate -- p.g. county. around the baltimore region, it's quiet for now. perhaps in the next couple of hours, you'll start seeing some things pop. because it is warm and humid. 83 now. the dew points, way up to 69 degrees. it's about the highest you could see. 62% humidity. winds west/southwest, 6. the barometer, now beginning to fall. 29.91 inches. showers south of that region. 80, pax river. 66, the cool spot, ocean city. they had a few showers and storms. this morning, around the d.c. area, and moved through portions of a.a. county. in fact, they were pretty strong. rock island, down by the bay. we've got a west and southwest wind that brought the warm air in, finally. we were stuck in the low clouds and fog for a while. the clouds did hang in. but they now pretty much cleared out. we do expect to see some thunderstorms breaking up. particularly across portions of
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pennsylvania. this is where this front we have been talking about is going to slide through pennsylvania tonight. already some storms breaking out. right through there. you see it? going to slide down to our region. probably after 6:00, 7:00, maybe into later tonight. a risk of showers and thunderstorms. and any of those storms can create gusty winds and hail. we had some reports yesterday of penny, nickel and even quarter-sized hail in some of the thunderstorms across the frederick and west virginia area. less humid air comes in tomorrow afternoon. once the front gets far enough to the south of us. there may be a morning shower, particularly around d.c. south, i think we'll clear out and get really pleasant for the weekend. northeast winds 5 to 10 knots on the bay. tonight, the risk of showers and storms. probably until about 10:00, 11:00. 62. and tomorrow, 83. maybe an isolated morning shower. mainly south of the baltimore annapolis, washington area. and clearing out, drying out. beautiful, looks like for the afternoon. and tomorrow night, the full
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moon. the biggest moon you can see for a long time. should be clear. and looks good. >> wonderful. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. developing investigation. i'm mike hellgren, at the home of one of the victims in the church shooting in ellicott city. we're learning more about the shooter and why he opened fire. ,
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. a shooting at a maryland church. and now, the reason for the violence. the man at the 2010 election night robocall controversy takes the stand. what did julius henson tell jurors?
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i'm derek valcourt, coming up on eyewitness news. and baltimore's top cop explains. he talks about the decision to retire. >> eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. murder in a safe place. two women shot inside a church. >> what police are revealing about the suspected gunman. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm vic carter, in for kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> howard county police believe an angry homeless man killed a reverend and woman before taking his own life.

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